Tunis, 1 March 2023 (TDI): President of Tunisia, Kais Saied met with the Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani at the Presidential Palace of Carthage Tunis, Tunisia.

Qatari Prime Minister Al Thani arrived in Tunis on Sunday for an official state visit to Tunisia as well as to attend the 40th Arab Interior Ministers Council which is beginning on Wednesday.

At the outset of the meeting with Tunis President, Al Thani conveyed the greetings of Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his wishes for further success to the Tunisian President.

Both officials discussed the whole spectrum of bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance and develop them in various fields.

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Al Thani also met with the Prime Minister of Tunisia, Najla Bouden Romdhane. Both Prime Ministers reviewed bilateral relations and ways of developing them at all levels.

He reiterated Qatari investment in various Tunisian sectors and offered an exchange of expertise between the two countries.

In this vein, both Prime Ministers reaffirmed their Governments’ commitment and aspirations to develop cooperation in a way that enhances relations in various fields including economy, technology, energy, health, and tourism.

At the end of the meeting, Al Thani also attended a luncheon banquet hosted by the Tunisian Prime Minister in his honor.

Arab Interior Minister Council

The 40th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council will begin on Wednesday. In this regard, Interior Ministers across North Africa and the Middle East including Qatar have gathered in Tunis.

The meeting brings together Arab security officials and representatives of international bodies, with the aim of discussing joint regional security cooperation.

The international bodies include the Arab League, the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), the United Nations (UN) Office of Counter-Terrorism, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Additionally, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation (Europol), Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, and the Arab Police Sports Federation are also attending.

The meeting is expected to focus on the implementation of the outcomes of the last session’s resolutions as well as future security cooperation with regard to human rights, cyber security, and combating cybercrime.